Australia Day Family Gathering at Mossman Pool
TAKE the kids along to Mossman Pool on January 26 to jump on and splash around an inflatable obstacle course.
Douglas Shire Council is partnering with the Rotary Club of Mossman to provide the free community event featuring a sausage sizzle, classic lamingtons, live entertainment, and other free family activities. The event will run from 11am to 3pm.
Mossman Pool staff will again float the popular Aqua Glide to help people beat the heat and celebrate Australia Day.
Council will also host the 2023 Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony at the Port Douglas Community Hall on Thursday 26 January.
Mossman & Port Douglas Friends of the Hospital Foundation will host the free barbecue breakfast from 7.30am.
All events are open to the public.
Upgrades to Newell Beach & Cooya Boat Ramps
DOUGLAS Shire Council’s Civil team has installed much needed solar lighting at the Newell Beach boat ramp.
The new lights improve visibility for boat users at night when launching and retrieving vessels.
The boat ramp also has new raised markers on both lanes to help guide users down the ramp.
Over in Cooya, local boaties are also enjoying a new wash down pad, new tap and a testing station for water quality at the popular launch area.
New bitumen was laid on the approach road and turning circle last year, reducing dust impact and improving the physical amenity of the site.
Image Credit / Douglas Shire Council
Right Royal King Tides This Weekend
THE Douglas Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is encouraging residents in low-lying and coastal frontage areas to take precautions ahead of this weekend’s king tides.
Residents in areas prone to minor flooding during high tides are encouraged to move valuables and their cars to protect them from the saltwater.
Low lying areas, particularly around Mowbray Street in Port Douglas, may be impacted.
King tides will reach a peak of 3.33m at 9.44am on Sunday.
Friday 20 January
Low / 0.30m 1.28am
High / 3.12m 8.16am
Low / 1.02m 2.29pm
High / 2.32m 7.58 pm
Saturday 21 January
Low / 0.17 m 2.13am
High / 3.27 m 9.00am
Low / 0.94m 3.14pm
High / 2.36m 8.46pm
Sunday 22 January
Low / 0.12m 2.58am
High / 3.33m 9.44am
Low / 0.92m 3.59pm
High / 2.35m 9.33pm
New Opportunities to Work with Council
DOUGLAS Shire Council has listed a number of job opportunities available for energetic and collaborative people.
Senior Asset Officer / Accountant
Local Laws Officer (Identified)
Kiosk Attendant (Casual)
Port Douglas Markets Assistant (Casual)
To learn more visit https://bit.ly/2ORvUB0
FairPlay Voucher Incentive to Get Local Kids Up and Active
ROUND 8 of the ever popular FairPlay vouchers opens 25 January 2023.
This program provides vouchers up to $150 to support children to get active.
The vouchers can be used for sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers.
Check your eligibility and further information at https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay/apply
Participating local clubs include Coral Coast Judo, Douglas Shire Branch of Little Athletics, Douglas Squash and Tennis Club and Mossman District Gymnastics Club.